Household appliances like vacuum cleaners are classed as e-waste (electronic waste) because they contain hazardous substances that need special treatment.
It is possible to recycle all or part of your vacuum cleaner. Read this Canstar Blue article to find out how.
Buy a good quality cleaner which will last a long time.
Check if your vacuum cleaner can be repaired before sending to recycling.
If your vacuum cleaner still works, consider donating it.
Vacuum cleaners can be recycled at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre (fees apply).